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Study: 100-year flood plain poor indicator of likely flood damage

Study shows 100-year flood plain not good flood loss predictor

posted May 29, 2013
The 100-year floodplain, a longstanding metric for determining the chance of an area’s inundation by flood waters, appears to be an inaccurate measure for predicting potential flood-related loss, said Samuel Brody, professor of urban planning at Texas A&M.
College of Architecture honors six distinguished former students

College names six outstanding alumni

posted May 9, 2013
Six former students from Texas A&M’s College of Architecture who have risen to the top of their professional field while making significant public service contributions were honored Oct. 11, 2013 as outstanding alumni.
CoSci prof accepts editor post at construction management journal

CoSci professor named editor of scholarly journal

posted May 3, 2013
Recently appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Kunhee Choi, assistant professor of construction science at Texas A&M University, will review scholarly papers about construction project scheduling and cost estimating.
CoSci grad Thompson '68 earns Distinguished Alumnus Award

Thompson earns Distinguished Alumnus Award

posted April 23, 2013
Decades of leadership in the construction industry and support of education at Texas A&M have netted James R. Thompson ’68 the Distinguished Alumnus Award, the highest honor granted by The Association of Former Students.
Prof named regional director of landscape architecture group

Prof named regional head of landscape architecture group

posted April 23, 2013
A global landscape architecture education organization’s policies will be carried out in a six-state area of the United States by Jun-Hyun Kim, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Texas A&M.
CoSci student teams bring home awards from Dallas competition

CoSci teams place first, second in regional contest

posted April 17, 2013
Construction proposals for a Dallas middle school and a water treatment plant created by two teams of construction science seniors at Texas A&M yielded first- and second-place finishes at a February competition hosted by two regional construction organizations.
Dept. of Architecture celebrates excellence, honors top achievers

Architecture dept. celebrates excellence at 2nd annual event

posted April 16, 2013
Master of Architecture student Jing Zhang's "Cowboy Pantheon" was selected by a jury as the best example of graduate architecture student work at the 2013 Celebration of Excellence, a showcase for top students and faculty.
Outstanding student work recognized by Texas ASLA

Outstanding students' projects earn 2013 Texas ASLA honors

posted March 8, 2013
Plans to develop or rehabilitate sites in the Brazos Valley and upgrade facilities at Veterans Affairs healthcare centers netted awards for landscape architecture students.
Alumna honored as 1 of 5 most influential in concrete industry

Alumna named one of most influential in concrete industry

posted March 8, 2013
Students gain plenty of “real-world” experience in concrete construction management and the preservation of historic concrete structures while interning in one of two programs led by Tanya Wattenburg Komas ’05, an architecture Ph.D. graduate from Texas A&M University.
Interdisciplinary emphasis yields Regan Prize for Fernández-Solís

CoSci professor earns 2012 Regan Prize

posted March 6, 2013
An emphasis on interdisciplinary education has netted José Fernández-Solís, Texas A&M associate professor of construction science, the 2012 J. Thomas Regan Interdisciplinary Faculty Prize.
Four Texas A&M student teams seek votes in Dell competition

Four student teams seeking votes in Dell innovation contest

posted March 6, 2013
Innovative ideas from four Texas A&M student teams that could revolutionize conditions in the Third World and expand educational opportunities for nontraditional students have reached the semifinal round in a national innovation contest.
Former student lauded for volunteer efforts in Houston

Alumnus named one of Houston's most beautiful people

posted March 1, 2013
A list of the 25 most beautiful Houstonians, selected by H magazine for the depth of their commitment to community service, includes Ben Johnston ‘02, a former environmental design student at Texas A&M.
National landscape architecture education group honors Dvorak

Dvorak earns award from educator group

posted March 1, 2013
Sustainable landscape design, “green” roof construction, and using research to inform design are just some of the areas Bruce Dvorak, assistant professor of landscape architecture, covers in studios; his efforts will be recognized with an award from a national education organization.
Outstanding alumnus, Haas elevated as 2013 AIA Fellow

Haas ‘79 elevated as 2013 AIA Fellow

posted February 28, 2013
Anthony Haas ’79, a senior principal at WHR Architects and 2007 Outstanding Alumnus of the Texas A&M College of Architecture, has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows, one of the highest honors the AIA bestows on its members.
CoSci students excel at national NAHB competition in Las Vegas

CoSci students excel at NAHB competition

posted February 28, 2013
Housing development plans prepared by a group of construction science students at Texas A&M for a 118-acre site in Utah were among of the top entries in a nationwide contest at a National Association of Home Builders convention last January.